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Grain silo transformed into a community food hall in the Netherlands

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 02, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Jun 01, 2016

Built in 1923, the concrete Zwarte Silo was originally used to store grain as well as salt. To ward off moisture, the outer walls were treated with a layer of bitumen that weathered to create the building’s distinctive black facade that gave rise to the building’s name: ‘Zwarte Silo,’ which is Dutch for ‘Black Silo.’ While the architects preserved the raw industrial character and building elements as much as possible, they also added large glass windows to give the silo a new open and...





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